London, Mar 27 (ANI): A 78-year-old man chased away two burglars with a bugle, when they tried to rob his house.
Alex Wade, a bachelor who lives alone in Coventry, West midlands, did not know that his idea of keeping a bugle by his pillow incase of an emergency would come handy one day, as it helped him chase away two young burglars with it.
Wade revealed that the burglars broke into his house through a window at about 2:40 am, but had to run away empty-handed when he sounded the bugle on the face of one of the burglars.
"I was lying in bed and heard the front window smash and heard people talking. At first I thought I was dreaming. I keep a bugle by my pillow in case anything like this happens so I reached over and grabbed it. I went to my bedroom door. I yelled into the hallway 'who's there?' and then the two little scoundrels started talking among themselves," the Telegraph quoted Wade as saying.
"I opened my door and walked into the hallway and blew the bugle as loud as I could into one of the lad's faces. He looked absolutely startled and they both panicked and raced out the front door," he added.
The police of West Midlands have applauded Wade for his daring act.
"This was an instinctive action from the man which has caused the offenders to flee the scene," Detective Inspector Bob Petipher, of West Midlands Police, said.
"It prevented any more possessions being taken from the house and they were swiftly arrested," he added.
Wade, who made the bugle from an old-fashioned car horn after a spate of break-ins in his neighborhood, is happy with the instrument, which proved very helpful.
"It's is the best burglar alarm a man can have. Now the neighbors will always know if I'm in trouble," he said. (ANI)